Monday, October 17, 2011

forever and ever

i live very near the countryside.
my bicycle and i love to ride there whenever we can.


the roads extend a great distance in a more-or-less straight line.




they make no accommodations for hills or valleys.
which is fine with me.


i'd like them to feel free to go on forever.

19 comments:

Delwyn said...

and you are a man who takes the road less travelled...

Kay said...

always such wonderful photos and great to see a bigger picture of your world!! xx

steven said...

delwyn - as often as my head and heart allow it!! steven

steven said...

kay - every so often i pull the camera back from the details and show a little bit of the broader picture of my world. i'm glad that you enjoy it!! steven

hope said...

Which is why I love living in the country: peace, beauty courtesy of nature and roads that go on forever.

The Weaver of Grass said...

That is what I like about travelling in your part of the world, Steven.

aguja said...

It's as if one could travel to infinity and travel eternally through the beauty of nature.
Wonderful photographs, Steven

Ruth said...

As much as I love your closer views, I am most grateful for this bigger one today.

I never tire of our fields and roads as we ride. The corn is magnificent. The soybeans are stupendous. The hills and coloring trees make me happy. The sky!

Linda Sue said...

Wonderful bicycle land! Lots of air! We are fairly boxed in up here- too many hills, steep inclines and forest under a heavy sky. It is little wonder that your bike has become part of your anatomy. Beautiful country!

steven said...

hope - i've always felt like i should live in the country except there's one nagging detail - well two. the first is that i don't drive, and the second is i cannot repair anything. i'd be a liability in the country!! steven

steven said...

aguja - there are days where that feels like what i experience on my bikes. the toughest days are the ones where i am riding to school and i wish i could keep on going . . . for a long time!!! steven

steven said...

ruth - thankyou. i wish i could offer more of the larger part of my world, i'm just not sure that the larger scale would translate well through my blog! i love the great spaces, the big fields of colour, the massive clusters of detail coalesced. yes! steven

steven said...

linda sue - this is the most beautiful area to bicycle in. there are better - i've seen them - but this is so amazing. long country roads, beautiful little streams and creeks, gorgeous long hills carved by the glaciers, and of course the sky!! steven

steven said...

weaver - i am glad that you came to see canada because it truly is a beautiful place on so many levels and in so many ways that matter. steven

Friko said...

I know just how that feels, wanting to go on for ever and ever. I used to do that in my home; it's not possible here in the hills, all roads come to an end long before the horizon.

Pauline said...

roads do go on forever - it's we who stop

Linda said...

The yellow trees and the blue, blue skies searing images on the brain... Jane Urquhart.... from the Underpainter. It's the time of year for blue and yellow that go on forever in Ontario this week. I love the trees in your header... the yellows are so very vibrant. I noticed aspens and birch. Are there ash trees here? We are loosing so many ash trees in Scarborough this fall... tens of thousands. May bicycle weather continue for more weeks!! Thanks for sharing, Steven.

Dan Gurney said...

But your roads DO accommodate the landscape by laying on the landscape just as a ribbon would. That's so lovely, really, and just as it should be.

Here in California it is not uncommon to encounter roads that are straight not only with regard to compass headings, but also with regard to elevation. On these roads, cuts are made in hills to lower the roadway and berms are built to fill in the low lying areas.

Great riding, but I've been on a yakking jag of late, especially nighttime yakking.

erin said...

how the natural world calls us. thank god i sometimes hear it, too.

xo
erin